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State budget negotiators plan $350 million in cuts for hospitals, nursing homes

TALLAHASSEE — Hospitals and nursing homes are targeted to lose about $350 million in funding as House and Senate negotiators worked tonight toward completing a $70 billion state budget. Read more.

Hope wanes for major assisted-living reforms in Florida

On the eve of the 2012 Florida legislative session, many advocates for the frail and elderly were full of hope. After years of deadly neglect and abuses at assisted-living facilities, a governor-appointed task force was calling for bold new protections for vulnerable residents. Read more.

Fla. to spend money for interstate warning signs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida lawmakers racing against a looming deadline agreed on Sunday night to deep cuts to hospitals and other health care programs as part of their effort to reach a deal on a new state budget. Read more.